Online Learning Update

March 25, 2011

‘Breaking News’: Internet Passes Newspapers for First Time; TV is Next

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by Dylan Stableford, the Wrap

That’s according to Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual “State of the Media” report. The Internet was the number two platform behind television in terms of adult news consumption — with 46 percent saying they get news online at least three times a week, surpassing newspapers (40 percent) for the first time. Only local TV news is a more popular platform in America now (50 percent) than the Web, and “the trend line shows that gap closing.” According to PEJ, online ad revenue in 2010 is projected to surpass print newspaper ad revenue for the first time, too.

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